Blockhouse at Saratoga Battlefield

This recreation of a blockhouse is not original to the historic Saratoga Battlefield, but it is believed to have been built from the boards of a barn original to the site. It served as a visitor center during this early stage of the park. The sign reads, "Block House, site of Fort Neilson." This photograph was taken at the 151st anniversary of the first battle at Saratoga, usually referred to as the Battle at Freeman's Farm. This battle, and the following battle three weeks later, is thought to be the turning point of the war. This image was created to record the historic site activities of the New York State Conservation Department.
Date Original
September 1928
New York State Archives, New York (State). Conservation Dept. Photographic prints and negatives, [ca. 1904-1949], 14297-87_3741.
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Geographic Locations

Saratoga County